The pro-active Ukrainian women's movement FEMEN have staged a topless protest against what they say are UEFA’s plans to turn economically weak Ukraine into a destination for sex tourists from around the globe.
Ukraine is to co-host Euro 2012 together with Poland next summer, but FEMEN see nothing good in a major football tournament coming to their country.
Four of the movement’s activists shouted slogans like “Ukraine is a brothel" and "Euro 2012 without prostitution” and performed a fake self-immolation as part of the “Euro Burn” action in front of the Olympiysky stadium in Kiev, which is to host the European Championship’s final game on July 1, 2012.
They were planning to meet with European football boss, Michel Platini, who is currently on a visit to Ukraine, but were arrested before the official’s arrival. Full story...